Chocolate rads

Yield: 16 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Bittersweet(not unsweetened)
Chocolate -- chopped
Or semisweet chocolate
½ cup Cake flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1¾ cup Sugar
¼ teaspoon Salt
4 larges Eggs
2⅓ cup Semisweet chocolate chips
¼ cup Unsalted butter -- (1/2
Stick)
Melted -- (about 14 oz.)
1 cup Chopped walnuts -- toasted
1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
(about 4 oz.)
1 teaspoon Instant espresso powder or
Instant coffee powder

Melt 1 pound chocolate in top of double boiler over simmering water, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat.

Using electric mixer, beat sugar and eggs in large bowl until pale yellow and thick, about 5 minutes. Beat in melted chocolate, melted butter, vanilla and espresso powder.

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into small bowl. Stir dry ingredients into chocolate mixture. Mix in chocolate chips and nuts.

Refrigerate mixture until firm, about 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Drop batter by ½ cupfuls onto prepared cookie sheets, spacing evenly. Press with moist fingertips to form 3½ to 4 inch rounds. Bake cookies until tops become dry and crack, about 16 minutes.

Cool cookies on parchment. Remove from parchment. Cover and store in airtight container at room temperature.

Recipe By : Bon Appetit Magazine 12/92 From:

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